Eastern Market (WMATA station)

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Eastern Market
Eastern Market station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line Orange Line
Silver Line Silver Line (planned)
Connections

WMATA Metrobus:32, 34, 36, 39, 90, 92, 93

DC Circulator
Structure type Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities 20 lockers
Other information
Opened July 1, 1977
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code D06
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 2.458 million[1]
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line
toward Route 772
Silver Line (planned)
Eastern Market Station.jpg

Eastern Market is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2014.[2] The station is located in Southeast Washington at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street. It is named after the nearby Eastern Market, a historic Washington, D.C. public marketplace.

History[edit]

Originally, the station was to be named Marine Barracks, after the Washington Marine Barracks located a few blocks south of the station on 8th Street.[3] However after lobbying from the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, the name was changed to Eastern Market.[3] The station opened on July 1, 1977.[4] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[5] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations.[6] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[7]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
P
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Capitol South)
Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Capitol South)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (planned) (Capitol South)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Potomac Avenue)
Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Potomac Avenue)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (planned) (Potomac Avenue)

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighborhood profiles WDCEP Retrieved 2011-10-19
  2. ^ Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (2010). "Dulles Metrorail Project Overview". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B.; John Feinstein (November 27, 1978), "That which we call Zoological Park would smell as sweet half mile away; What's in a Metro name?", The Washington Post: C4 
  4. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post: A1 
  5. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post 
  7. ^ Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1 

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastern Market (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′03″N 76°59′45″W / 38.8842°N 76.9958°W / 38.8842; -76.9958